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6/22/2013 3:55:00 PM
Area children get sweet start to summer reading program
Mirror photo by M.T. Miller

Jensen Huewe, age 3 and a half, heartily approves of the refreshments after signing up for the Chelan Library Summer Reading Program.
Mirror photo by M.T. Miller
Jensen Huewe, age 3 and a half, heartily approves of the refreshments after signing up for the Chelan Library Summer Reading Program.
M.T. Miller
Staff Writer

By M.T. Miller
Staff Writer

More than one-hundred youngsters signed up for the Chelan Library's summer reading program Thursday, June 13. Sign-ups began right after students' early release from school. Each kid received a copy of the events calendar, a bookmark, a card for tracking their reading and a root beer float.
"Studies show that kids who don't read during the summer don't retain a portion of the literacy skills they learned during the school year," said Librarian Gloria Groves. "It's so important to keep reading in the summer."
The 2013 program theme is 'Dig into Reading'. Events throughout the summer include a puppet show, visits from the Reptile Man and L-Bow the Clown and a discussion with children's author Erik Brooks.
Participants in the summer reading program receive prizes for every two hours they read for their first 10 hours of reading. After 10 hours, every two hours of reading will get participants an entry into the grand prize drawing.
Prizes include gift certificates from Local Myth Pizza, Slidewaters, Campbell's Resort and Lakeview Drive In. Other gifts have been donated by Lakeshore Variety, Swim World and Chelan Friend's of the Library. Grand prizes include bicycles from Wal-Mart and the Brewster area Masons, as well as a Nexus 7 and an Ipod Touch.
For more information, visit the Chelan Library.





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